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Can Playtime Make Our Families Smarter?

Parents often worry about their children’s education.  While playtime is often seen by parents as a reward for schoolwork and bringing home straight A’s, it can also be an important learning tool.  Games, exploration and even a little rough-housing can all help increase focus and improve grades. Plus, it gives your family an important bonding…

New Ways to Connect with Older Family Members

Relationships with our older family members are often the most treasured in our lives. Things like hearing loss and limited mobility can change how they are able to interact with us as they age, but it’s important to connect with your elderly family members. Disorders such as dementia and depression are worsened when seniors…

The Best Way To Improve Your Family’s Sleeping

Setting up a no phone ban might seem crazy, but it can do a lot to help you fall asleep at night!   It may sound a little extreme, but setting up a “no electronics before bed” rule can be one of the best ways that you can improve your family’s sleep schedule. The…

Keeping the House Clean After Spring Cleaning

One of the most disheartening events after a Spring Cleanup is having all of your efforts undone. Here are some ways you can protect your progress from any family chaos. Create A Schedule For Weekly Chores The best way to hold back the tides of uncleanliness is to make sure cleaning happens at a…

4 Fun Indoor Activities for the Whole Family!

Now that the Holidays are over, here are some fun ideas to have fun, stay warm, and stay sane indoors! Movie Night With Hot Chocolate! Pick out a movie everyone would enjoy seeing and have a movie night with hot chocolate! Kick it up a notch by having multiple types of hot chocolate, or…

Some Easy Changes For Your Family’s Heart Health

Organize A Weekly Physical Activity Pick a day (most likely on the weekend) to have a family physical activity like a hike, walk, visit a park or bike riding. Just make sure it involves at least 60 minutes of physical activity and it’s fun enough to keep doing it consistently every week. That way…

Healthy Weight Week: Meal Planning Your Way To Better Health

One of the best ways to hold to a healthier diet is to meal plan, which can also work great for planning meals for the entire family! Why Meal Planning? Meal planning, creating a list of meals you plan on cooking and eating that week, can substantially help you and your family eat better….

Financial Wellness and Planning: How To Talk To Your Family About Finances

It’s always a tough talk to bring up financial planning to the family, Here are some ways to make it easier: Have An “Official” Family Meeting About It When you want to make a change in your family’s finances, have a planned-out family meeting about it and approach it straight on. Make sure you’ve…

Talking To Your Family About National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month. One of the hardest and most important conversations is approaching your family and talking to them about how to stay safe when dealing with drugs and alcohol. Talking to Your Teens It may not be the most comfortable conversation, but you need to make sure…